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'All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.'

'All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.'

'All wealth is the product of labour.'

'As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.'

'Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.'

'Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.'

'Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.'

'I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.'

'New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without anyother reason but because they are not already common.'

'Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.'

'Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.'

'Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.'

'The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.'

'The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.'

'There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men'

'We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.'

'What worries you, masters you.'

'Where there is no property there is no injustice.'

Born in Wrington, Somerset
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